Visit Otsego County

Village of Cooperstown on Otsego Lake – New York

Cooperstown is known world-wide as the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. It’s also home to Doubleday Field, the fabled place where baseball was born.  This single-stoplight town is a bucket-list destination for any baseball fan, but it has also been coined the Village of Museums due to its list of cultural offerings. The Farmers’ Museum, one of America’s oldest living history museums and the Fenimore Art Museum offer interactive and educational experiences for all age groups.  The village is situated in a rural setting just steps away from the serene, southern tip of Otsego Lake.  All bases are covered when you visit Cooperstown.

Take solace among the vast, rural landscapes of Otsego County. Enjoy the great outdoors on land and water with boat rentals, hiking, biking, or soaking up the sun on sandy beaches at Glimmerglass and Gilbert Lake State Parks.  

Each season boasts live and virtual events that will draw you nearby.  The high season kicks off with the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, the “World’s Longest Single Day Flat Water Canoe Race” on Memorial Day Weekend along the Susquehanna River.  Hall of Fame Weekend is the largest event that occurs every July that the National Baseball Hall of Fame has an incoming class to welcome.  In the Fall, there are numerous ghost tours and seasonal happenings around apples, cider, and foliage.  The Cooperstown Winter Carnival is a local favorite and welcomes visitors each February for all sorts of festivities from storytelling, group hikes to firebar libations and ice sculptures.  

Cooperstown welcomes you and your crew for vacation, a scenic wedding destination, or for a unique meeting place.  Come to experience and enjoy all the facets of this family favorite!

Baseball, Baby!

Whether you are coming to Cooperstown to watch your kid play in a youth baseball tournament or to marvel at the artifacts of America’s favorite pastime, you will not be disappointed in this game!

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

  • Cooperstown All Star Village

  • Cooperstown Baseball World

  • Baseballism

  • Cooperstown Bat Company

  • Doubleday Field 

  • Where It All Began Bat Company

  • Main Street, Cooperstown

Where Arts & Culture meet History

History comes to life with ever-changing exhibits, live demonstrations, programs and shows in Cooperstown.  Various events offered each season bring a dynamic and global feel to this small community. 

  • Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

  • Fenimore Art Museum

  • Glimmerglass Festival

  • The Farmers’ Museum

  • Hyde Hall and Hyde Hall Covered Bridge

  • The Art Garage

Bottoms up for Craft Beverages

There is nothing more refreshing than discovering your next favorite flavor at a craft brew house or distillery.  The Cooperstown area, once known as the hops-growing capital of North America, is now home to many craft beverage artisans.  The flavors are plentiful, punchy and invigorate the senses.

  • Brewery Ommegang

  • Cooperstown Distillery

  • Cooperstown Beverage Trail 

  • Cooperstown Brewing Company

  • Council Rock Brewery

  • High Burl Brewery

  • Montezuma Winery Cooperstown

  • Pail Shop Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room 

  • Red Shed Brewery

  • Roots Brewing Company

  • Rustic Ridge Winery

Fun for the Whole Family

From outdoor activities to hands-on learning experiences, Cooperstown & Otsego County have a wide variety of offerings to keep everyone on-the-go.

  • Barnyard Swing Mini Golf & Family Fun Center

  • Camping facilities galore

  • Fishing Charters

  • Glimmerglass Queen

  • Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

  • The Farmers’ Museum

  • Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales

  • Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

Let Nature Guide you

Avoid the high foot traffic of other destinations and enjoy off-the-beaten-path trails, boating, swimming, and new footpaths to rejuvenate your traveling spirit.  Natural beauty is abundant in this rural setting tucked in the rolling foothills of the Catskill Mountains, dotted with lakes and ponds strung together by rivers.

  • Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales

  • Otsego Outdoors

  • Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

  • Rail Explorers Cooperstown

  • Canadarago Lake State Marine Park

  • Gilbert Lake State Park

  • Glimmerglass State Park

  • Just Jump Skydiving

  • Robert V. Riddell State Park

  • Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Trails

  • Valley View Walking Trails & Camping

Tour & Shop the Area

Nothing creates lasting memories better than being a part of something with the people you love most and finding the perfect keepsake or memento.  Museums are not the only places offering tours and workshops where learning is an automatic.  Tour, taste, shop, and spark joy while creating new memories here!  

  • Small town Main Streets

  • Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours

  • Cooperstown Main Street

  • Leatherstocking Trolley Tours

  • Central NY Cheese Trail

  • Oneonta Main Street

  • The Tepee

Feed your Experience

By now, you are likely starving!  Replenish your energy with any type of meal you are craving.  From farm stands & markets to resort-style, intimate, lakeside dining or catered-in meals, the Cooperstown area will satisfy your appetite.  

  • Cooperstown Farmers’ Market

  • Hawkeye Bar and Grill or 1909 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel

  • Jerry’s Place

  • Doubleday Cafe

  • Origins Café 

  • Brooks House of BBQ

And so many more!

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